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The Prince of Graustark is a sequel to Graustark , which Essanay made in 1915, and in which Bryant Washburn and Ernest Maupain appear, but not as the same characters they play in The Prince of Graustark . Fred E. Wright directed both ... More Less

The Prince of Graustark is a sequel to Graustark , which Essanay made in 1915, and in which Bryant Washburn and Ernest Maupain appear, but not as the same characters they play in The Prince of Graustark . Fred E. Wright directed both films. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
18 Nov 16
p. 1146.
MPN
18 Nov 16
p. 3171.
MPW
21 Oct 16
p. 377.
MPW
28 Oct 16
p. 607.
NYDM
11 Nov 16
p. 28.
Variety
3 Nov 16
p. 25.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon (New York, 1914).
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 November 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
21 October 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9373
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Prince Robin of Graustark could save his principality from bankruptcy by marrying the Princess of Dawsbergen, but, to the displeasure of his advisors, he refuses because he has never met her. Then, determined to secure a loan for Graustark, he sails to the United States, where wealthy financier William W. Blithers agrees to provide the money. Eager to be related to royalty, Blithers also hopes to provide a wife by attempting to engineer a marriage between his daughter Maud and the prince. Maud, however, is of the same mind as the prince, and rejects the match because she has never met Robin. Then, Robin falls in love with a woman who he thinks is Maud. Back in Graustark, he brings her to court and introduces her as his fiancée, after which he is astonished by the pleased smiles of his advisors until they inform him that the woman he believed to be a Blithers is really the Princess of ... +


Prince Robin of Graustark could save his principality from bankruptcy by marrying the Princess of Dawsbergen, but, to the displeasure of his advisors, he refuses because he has never met her. Then, determined to secure a loan for Graustark, he sails to the United States, where wealthy financier William W. Blithers agrees to provide the money. Eager to be related to royalty, Blithers also hopes to provide a wife by attempting to engineer a marriage between his daughter Maud and the prince. Maud, however, is of the same mind as the prince, and rejects the match because she has never met Robin. Then, Robin falls in love with a woman who he thinks is Maud. Back in Graustark, he brings her to court and introduces her as his fiancée, after which he is astonished by the pleased smiles of his advisors until they inform him that the woman he believed to be a Blithers is really the Princess of Dawsbergen. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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